Fighting for Families Whose Loved Ones Were Taken Prematurely
Losing someone you love in a construction site accident, motor vehicle collision, or industrial explosion is devastating for the surviving family members. When loved ones are struggling to cope with their grief, filing claims for civil litigation and workers’ compensation survivors’ benefits are likely not their first priority.
Most families struggling with their sadness and making funeral arrangements never consider that while they are working through their loss, insurance companies are gathering evidence from the accident scene and building a case in an effort to save the insurance company big dollars by offering you a small settlement for the wrongful death or workers’ compensation survivors benefits claim they expect you to file.
The loss of a family breadwinner can mean huge economic hardships. When a family member dies in a fatal auto accident or a deadly industrial accident, surviving loved ones can find themselves overwhelmed with hospital bills, as well as burial and funeral expenses. The task of coping with these financial obligations, following the loss of a paycheck that’s very important to your household income, can create major economic challenges and a lot of stress.
Wrongful Death Claims and Lawsuits in North Carolina
Wrongful death legal claims seek actual compensation (money) for the loss of a family breadwinner. Wrongful death cases are generally more complex and more hard-fought than personal injury claims. It takes a lawyer who is both dedicated and experienced to protect your rights and aggressively advocate your wrongful death claim to bring a just economic award. We handle many types of wrongful death claims, such as:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Pedestrian hit by cars
- Collisions between bicycles and cars
- Drunken driving accidents
- Industrial explosions and fires
- Construction accidents
- On-the-job motor vehicle accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Other wrongful deaths caused by negligence or intentional misconduct
If you are a family member of someone injured on-the-job by a third-party or someone injured by medical malpractice, a motor vehicle accident, or some other form of negligence by someone outside your employer’s direct payroll, you may seek a wide range of damages:
- Medical bills from the time of injury until death
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of affection and companionship
- Loss of future earning and benefits
- Punitive Damages (or, exemplary damages; this is money awarded to a victim to punish or prevent future carelessness by the defendant)
For more than 20 years, the Ramsay Law Firm in Charlotte has fought for accident victims and families who have lost a loved one in North Carolina. We handle cases involving survivors’ benefits, wrongful death actions, and cases which involve both.
Workers’ Compensation Survivor Benefits for Fatal North Carolina Workplace Accidents
At the Ramsay Law Firm, our experienced North Carolina wrongful death attorneys are committed to you and your family. We hold the wrongdoers accountable for their conduct, and we fight hard to bring you the damages award you deserve to help ease the economic hardship caused by your family’s loss of a loved one. Your case is unique. There is no other case that has the same set of facts or circumstances as yours. We use our experience from 20 years and nearly 1,000 cases to build strategy for your case with facts and the law to increase the damages award to an amount you deserve.
Depending upon the nature of your case, there may be two types of compensation available for families who have lost a loved one in a workplace accident. A fatal on-the-job accident may be the basis for survivor benefits through the workers’ compensation system, and it also may provide a basis for a wrongful death lawsuit if someone other than one’s employer contributed to the fatal accident.
An insurance company seldom disputes workers’ compensation cases where a worker loses his (or her) life on-the-job. A surviving spouse or child is usually eligible to receive survivor benefits for 400-weeks. That does not mean, however, that you don’t need to speak to an experienced workers’ compensation survivor benefits attorney. These cases have a way of getting complicated, especially when there is a question as to who is entitled to receive benefits and in what amount. Contact us today for a free consultation and review of your case.
Contact Our Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
Call the Charlotte offices of the Ramsay Law Firm today at (704) 376-1616 or toll-free from anywhere in North Carolina at (877) 576-5500 to discuss a fatal workplace accident or wrongful death case with an experienced lawyer. You can also contact us by e-mail to schedule an appointment. Your consultation is informative and free. You owe no attorney fees unless we bring benefits or compensation for you.